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Outstanding candidates interested in pursuing an academic career in medical physics are sought for a post-doctoral research associate position in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine. The post-doctoral fellow will benefit from a vast array of resources and exceptional training in a top-ranked clinical environment. The primary focus of the research is to conduct MRI-guided radiotherapy projects including adaptive radiotherapy and MRI. The postdoctoral fellow will participate in real-time MRI projects including MRI pulse sequence programing, acquisition and processing and in radiotherapy assessment projects including multiparametric MRIs. In addition, the post-doctoral fellow will be involved in IT application development using Java, C++ and MATLAB.
The candidates should be self-motivated in MRI-guided adaptive radiotherapy and radiotherapy imaging research. The candidates should have experience in MR image acquisition/processing and software development using Java, C++ and MATLAB. In addition, some experience of IT application development is highly desirable. While the position involves primarily translational research, the successful candidate will have opportunities to gain experience in clinical medical physics. This position will provide an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to pursue a career in the field of radiation oncology physics.
PhD in Physics, Medical Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field is required.
Experience with MRI and radiotherapy.
Experience with computational programming, experimental measurements, and data analysis.
Skills in in engineering mathematics and scientific programming using Java, C++ and MATLAB.
Experience in academic research and manuscript preparation.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Radiation Oncology Physics Division. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Candidates are encouraged to apply by sending their CV and 2 letters of reference to:
The Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University is rapidly growing and supports one of the leading cancer centers in the country. A full range of clinical services including brachytherapy, image-guided radiation therapy, MR-guided radiation therapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound, proton and stereotactic radiosurgery are provided routinely. The Division of Medical Physics, led by Professor Sasa Mutic, includes 30+ faculty, a competitive CAMPEP-accredited medical physics residency program and a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics certificate program. Post-doctoral fellows are welcome to take courses of the certificate program with tuition assistance to establish eligibility for residency programs.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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